Area Votes: Voter ID Bill Narrowly Passes Senate

Sen. Daylin Leach voted no.

With primary season approaching Pennsylvania, Lawmakers in Harrisburg approved the "Voter ID" bill on March 7 that sets the definitions for “proof of identification” and describes the process surrounding provisional and absentee ballots.

Under HB 934, which passed in the Senate by a 26-23 vote, voters need to present a state-issued photo ID to vote, except for specific circumstances, such as a religious objection to being photographed, in order to cast their vote.

The following forms of ID can be accepted as proof of identification:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • An ID card distributed by any other state agency or from the US Government
  • A US passport
  • A student identification or employee identification card
  • An armed forces ID

Voters could also present one of the following documents for review if a photo ID is not present:

  • A firearm permit
  • A current utility bill
  • A current bank statement
  • A paycheck
  • A government paycheck

Any voter not able to produce proof of ID may cast a provisional vote, which must be confirmed by the county board of elections within six days of the election.

No: Daylin Leach (D-17)

Selma Davis March 13, 2012 at 03:01 PM
It seems like this is still another attempt, by the Republicans, to steal the election.


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